Granada is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nicaragua. It is a town known for its rich history, dating back to the days of the spanish conquistadors and the days of William Walker, and its tradition and culture. The city surrounds you with unique colonial architecture, horse-drawn carriages and friendly people sitting in rocking chairs, enjoying a cool breeze.
Granada feels like a trip back in time. We welcome you and encourage you to explore the rich natural beauty of Lake Nicaragua, Volcano Mombacho, and surrounding natural attractions. We invite you take a tour of the old cathedrals, immerse yourself in the culture, the language, and overall to enjoy your trip as you experience this unique place in time.
When the Mombacho Volcano erupted thousands of years ago, it threw huge rocks into Lake Nicaragua. As a result of this violent eruption 365 islets were formed in front of Granada. The islets differ in size between a hundred square meters and over one hundred hectares. The wild nature, resident birds and visitors and the day-a-day routine of the local families make it an ideal place for a bote ride or kayaking around the lake.
The small islands, in Nicaragua called Las Isletas, serve different purposes. There is a community of about 1200 people living on the islets. Most of the people living here are fishermen. Other islands accommodate hotels or luxurious houses (some of them can be rented). There are also uninhabited islets with only some palm trees growing on it.